An intensely flavored liquid made by combining almond oil (from bitter almonds) with ethyl alcohol, almond extract is used similarly to vanilla extract to add flavor mainly to baked goods and other desserts.
In some recipes, amaretto can stand in for almond extract.
Choose those that are all-natural. Artificially flavored extracts are not as complex tasting and often taste fake.
Because its flavor is strong, measure accurately; too much extract can easily overpower other flavors.
Store well-sealed in a cool, dry place.